David Morse is an American actor, singer, and director who has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for several years. He has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions throughout his career.

Early Life and Education

David Morse was born on October 11th, 1953 in Beverly, Massachusetts. His father worked as a sales manager while his mother was a schoolteacher. He attended Hamilton Wenham Regional High School and later enrolled at the William Esper Studio to study acting.


David Morse began his acting career in the late 1970s appearing in various stage productions before making his television debut on "St. Elsewhere" in 1982 where he played Dr. Jack Morrison- one of TV's most popular characters of all time. His other notable TV roles include George Washington in "John Adams," Detective Michael Tritter on "House M.D.", and Terry Colson on "Treme" among others.


In addition to his work on television shows David Morse has also appeared in several films including The Green Mile (1999), Contact (1997), 12 Monkeys (1995) Disturbia (2007) and The Hurt Locker(2008).


Morse has also been involved with Broadway productions such as; “How I Learned to Drive,” “The Seafarer,” “The Iceman Cometh” among others which helped him earn a spot as one of the best theatre actors of all time by the New York Times

Personal Life

David Morse is married to actress Susan Wheeler Duff whom they met during acting class at William Esper Studio shortly after they graduated from college. They have three children together – two girls named Eliza and Sadie, and a son named Sam.


In conclusion, David Morse has had an illustrious career as an actor appearing in several critically acclaimed television shows, films, and stage productions. Despite his success in Hollywood, he has maintained a low profile regarding his personal life, which is a testament to his humble nature as a person.